I don't know whether your story is true or whether you're mistaking a conventional object for something otherwordly, but I'll say the reason ufology
doesn't die is because people see things they can't identify. WHAT they see is a matter of conjecture and the issue persists.
It could be that this is a form of mass-delusion or mass-hallucation in the sense that when people see something they can't identify they immediately
associate it with what they know. And what they know is linked to the overall mass of people they connect with in their world. Ufology has mass appeal
and is a topic commonly known by people. It'd be the first thing people think about if they see something unidentified. This might possibly distort
their observational powers.
700 years ago in Europe a person might think they're seeing an archangel because that's what unidentified things were. They were a sign from heaven.
They were supernatural.
But given all we know now about the universe, is it improbable that a more advanced civilization might live on an outpost in our solar system or that
they've sent probes here that're watching developments on Earth? This might be somewhat like how university professors and their students will go on
paid expeditions where they collect information about something and present it in a science journal. Often our navy will work with these kinds of
groups. It's not unfathomable that somehow ET's or other things like them are living in (or visiting) our solar system on an observational mission.
Could it be that our government does indeed know about them? Perhaps they don't want us to know the details for different reasons. Maybe it's best
that it remains this way for the time being.
What's the simplest explanation for all this? Occams Razor:
The principle that entities should not be multiplied needlessly; the simplest of two competing theories is to be preferred
What explanation can suffice to explain ufology with the least number of "entities"? Given our newfound knowledge of the universe, I think it's hard
to say what hte simplest explanation is. This is why the Fermi's Paradox is so important: Where're they? It's not unfathomable anymore! However,
there's a lot of reasons to believe that since most witnesses are mistaken and because humans are popularly irrational, especially in crowds, maybe
the whole ufo phenomena is delusion.
Many years from now we will know whether ufology was a myth which had its source in delusional thinking and/or crowd insanity. One way or another,
we'll know. Just like how we now know there were no leprechauns or no goblins or no archangels. There's no evidence for those things. If tomorrow they
unearth a lephrechaun skeleton or they discover 1,000 year old dragon remains then that could change, but by and large, most myths are myths because
we know they're not real. Or should I say that science should not rely on the fact that you can't prove a negative. In other words, science should not
assert fairies or god or zeus exist because
we cannot prove they don't. It's like if I say our universe exists inside a pizza box and nobody
can prove me wrong, so I'm right!
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